Minden Ranch Rodeo coming to NV 150 fair | NevadaAppeal.com

Minden Ranch Rodeo coming to NV 150 fair

Ronni Hannaman
Special to the Appeal
The Minden Ranch Rodeo showcasing the best working cowboys around will be appearing at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds on at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 and returning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3.
Minden Ranch Rodeo

The NV 150 Fair at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds is just three weeks away. Fuji Park is undergoing quite the change with additional parking, grading, electrical upgrades and more to get ready for Carson City’s first fair.

The NV 150 Fair will be a true old-fashioned agricultural fair with entertainment, a carnival, food vendors, 4-H kids showing off their animals, contests for the best in several categories including best apple pie, cookie stacking contest and best peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Admission is free with only two events requiring tickets.

One of the ticketed events is the Minden Ranch Rodeo, an two-day event showcasing the best working cowboys around.

Buffalo Bill Cody produced the first ranch rodeo in 1882 to showcase the prowess of ranch hands as they rope cattle, do some mighty fancy trick riding, ride their broncs, race to load horses on trailers, brand cattle, milk wild cows and other stunts to have fun and compete against the ranch hands from neighboring ranches.

The primary difference between a ranch rodeo and a regular rodeo is the competition is about the ranch team and not the individual.

The NV 150th Ranch Rodeo is brought to you by the Minden Ranch Rodeo that began in 1999 as the dream of several area ranchers and businessmen to showcase the unique lifestyle of Nevada ranch hands.

Minden Ranch Rodeo has grown to be an exciting event raising monies for scholarships and charitable organizations.

Sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association, the best of the best will be appearing at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 and returning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The qualifying ranch teams and top 15 individual event winners will compete at the annual WSRRA National Finals Rodeo to be held in Winnemucca in November.

Tickets are $6 for ages 4-12 and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.nv150fair.com.